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University of Iowa News Release


Aug. 26, 2008

UI Police remind students of Nite Ride, note flood-related service

University of Iowa Police would like to remind students that they offer the Nite Ride van service between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. seven days a week. Women may get a safe, free ride home by dialing 319-384-1111. Callers are connected with the van driver, who can provide the van's current location and an estimated pickup time.

An academic route, which operates Sundays through Thursdays, picks up passengers at any UI parking lot, ramp or building (except for residence halls and University Housing) and drops them off at any UI parking lot, ramp or building including residence halls, University Housing and apartments within the specified boundaries.

The downtown route, which operates Fridays and Saturdays, is staged at Clinton and Washington streets and is bounded by Summit Street to the east, University Housing (Hawkeye Campus) to the west, Highway 6 and Melrose Avenue to the south, and Highway 6/Park Road/Foster Road to the north.

Additionally, Nite Ride is serving academic facilities relocated because of the flood, even if they are temporarily housed in non-UI buildings. These include the Studio Arts Building (formerly Menards) on Highway 1, where many of the arts studio and studio faculty offices are located; the School of Music's "Clinton Street Music 375" and "Clinton Street Music 376" near the Iowa City Main Post Office and Johnson County Courthouse; and the Department of Theatre Arts' main offices in Brewery Square, North Linn Street, above the restaurant Devotay.

For more information, including a link to a map of the route, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,